WEDDING WEDNESDAY: Why Hire a Wedding Planner?
Planning a wedding is exciting, but stressful. Couples look forward to their wedding day, but hate the in-between madness. Planners come in to save the day and prevent those headaches along the way. Here are 5 reasons why wedding planners are worth the investment.
1. Planners Can Help You Save Money
Planners understand the industry and are very knowledgeable about the prices and service costs. They have points of comparison for quality vs quantity. Planners can help you with budgeting for the right quality of services. Undoubtedly, they can save you money in the long run! Because they have the industry knowledge, they know how to negotiate and have relationships built with preferred vendors and can leverage those relationships to get good deals for the brides. Who doesn’t like to save money? Planners also understand what is needed for all components of the wedding day and they know areas where you can cut back.
2. Logistics Of Your Special Day Will Be Handled
Everyone has that one friend or family member who is very organized, but that is not the only qualification for a Wedding Planner or even a wedding day coordinator. Planners learn how to make the day run smoothly, they ensure that everyone is where they should be when they should be there. They can improvise when things don’t go as planned. Why worry about the big or little things on your special day? You should be having the time of your life with your family and friends. Your friend and family member should also be able to enjoy your wedding instead of running around trying to figure out the logistics.
3. Remembering The Unknown
How can a person remember information that they never knew? Just like in any profession, Planners are constantly learning and growing in their crafts. They always come prepared with a plan A,B,C, with different options to fix the problem before it happens. Often, couples without planners, forget a lot of little things or sometimes do not even think about them at all. Couple forget important things on wedding day such as marriage licenses or even the rings! A good planner gives the couple a checklist along the way as well as act as a source of information and reminder.
4. Tips And Tricks
Wedding planners have been there and done that. They know all the tips and tricks to make sure everything looks cohesive and runs smoothly. Things that are so simple to Wedding Planners are rocket science to non-planners. Strong Wedding Planners are knowledgeable about everything from table settings to flower arrangements. Even the little things like how the bridal party should hold their bouquets is important and usually not thought about.
5. You Can Enjoy Your Wedding Party
Yes, you read that right! You can enjoy your wedding day with your spouse. The Planner is there to make sure all fires are put out. Throughout the planning process, you will get to know your planner. This will help you feel comfortable leaving this big day in his or her hand. Just think of it like hosting Thanksgiving without having to cook and clean. How awesome is that?! Planners help you relax and be present in your special day!
It is understood that full planning might not be in everyone’s budget but at least consider partial planning. Talk to a few planners and see if you would be a good fit to work together! The peace of mind and savings are definitely worth it. A lot of people who did not hire planners say if they could go back, they definitely would!